Children's Suites/Lullaby/Collections

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  • Participant on #230320

    I’m looking for some harp solo recommendations for music suited/written for children? Potentially something in the intermediate range. Although advanced repertoire isn’t completely out. Suites/lullabies/solos etc.

    My baby is due in January and I am thinking of putting together a short recital/video before then for baby, based off music for children.

    Anyone played either A Children’s Album by Sasha Boldachev or Children’s Dances arranged by Von Wurtzler?

    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #230324

    Salzedo’s Tiny Tales and Sketches for Harpist Beginners would be a starting point, and that is almost half an hour of music, if not more. Also his solos in the Art of Modulating.

    Gretchen Cover on #230366

    You may want to include Brahm’s Lullaby. The original score for piano is on imslp but find it awkward to play on harp or piano. Angi Bemiss has a nice arrangement in C and Eb you may want to consider. I played it for a baby shower. If you are doing a recital, it would be a good encore piece. Not sure if this is what you are looking for in a video but I thought I would mention this song.

    Gretchen Cover on #230367

    An Evening at Home, Four Easy Pieces for the Harp, Alfred Holy (intermediate level)

    1. Childrens’ Thoughts
    2. At the Fireside
    3. Youngsters at Play
    4. A Little Dancer

    Participant on #230391

    Yes! The Brahms Lullaby is a great one! I have Salzedo’s arrangement already. I’ll look into the Alfred Holy collection too. Thanks!

    Participant on #230392

    I remembered there was a collection Salzedo put together for children, but I wasn’t able to find the title searching under “children’s music”. Thanks! This is great.

    Participant on #230393

    Where have you seen this available?

    Gretchen Cover on #230396

    Tiny Tales Volume 1 and 2 combined available at An Evening at Home is on

    Gretchen Cover on #230397

    Short Stories in Music for Young Harpists, first and second series, by Carlos Salzedo.

    Participant on #230405


    evolene_t on #230437

    Harpist Lisa Lynne also produced a CD specifically aimed at newborns, since she felt that most music, even when meant to be for children, were too harsh for tiny infants.

    You might find inspiration there as well!

    Lisa Lynne – Life is but a Dream

    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #230493

    Manon LeComte has a lovely CD called Jouer, Chanter, Danser, which is dedicated to children. It is full of lovely selections, including the Flagello Berceuse (which means “lullaby”), Berceuse Russe by Tournier, The Musical Snuff Box, Danse de la Poupée, etc. It’s hard to find, but she can sell them directly. If you need her contact info, I can email her for you.

    Participant on #230499

    Thank you! I’ll let you know if I’d like you to reach out to her.
    Sounds like a lovely compilation of pieces.

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